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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Istanbul
    Phillips, New York, 23-24 July 2020, lot 105
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    KAWS

    American • 1974

    To understand the work of KAWS is to understand his roots in the skateboard and graffiti crews of New York City. Brian Donnelly chose KAWS as his moniker to tag city streets beginning in the 1990s, and quickly became a celebrated standout in the scene. Having swapped spray paint for explorations in fine art spanning sculpture, painting and collage, KAWS has maintained a fascination with classic cartoons, including Garfield, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons, and reconfigured familiar subjects into a world of fantasy. 

    Perhaps he is most known for his larger-than-life fiberglass sculptures that supplant the body of Mickey Mouse onto KAWS' own imagined creatures, often with 'x'-ed out eyes or ultra-animated features. However, KAWS also works frequently in neon and vivid paint, adding animation and depth to contemporary paintings filled with approachable imagination. There is mass appeal to KAWS, who exhibits globally and most frequently in Asia, Europe and the United States.  

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STAY STEADY

2015
signed and dated ‘KAWS..15' lower right; numbered '151/250' lower left
screenprint in colours on Saunders Waterford paper
sheet 74 x 85.1 cm. (29 1/8 x 33 1/2 in.)
frame 81.5 x 92.8 cm. (32 1/8 x 36 1/2 in.)

Published by Pace Editions Inc., New York in 2015, this work is number 151 from an edition of 250 plus 50 artist's proofs.

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 150,000 
€10,600-15,900
$12,800-19,200

Sold for HK$176,400

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong

Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2013

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Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia

+852 2318 2031

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Charlene Lau

Head of Jewels, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2039

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Online Auction 23 - 30 March 2021